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When a hiring manager is lucky, the hiring process is like a seller’s market — the supply of potential employees exceeds the demand. But with the brightest employees, it’s usually a buyer’s market — the best employees have their pick of employers. That’s why it’s imperative to offer the total emplo Read More
One of the greatest fears entrepreneurs face when selling is being too pushy. Nobody wants to come off like one of those obnoxious salespeople.
You know what I’m talking about. Those people who are more interested in shoving their product or service down your throat than they are in actually figur Read More
The classified ad screamed: “$600/Month Guaranteed!”
This was a lot of money back in the day.
I was a new high school graduate and had only a vague notion of the saying in business that “Nothing happens until somebody sells something.” I would learn soon enough.
It was my first big sales job. I Read More
Every day people enter sales positions or start businesses.
They are either taught techniques and tricks of the trade, or they assume that certain behaviors are appropriate. Unfortunately, many of these people are doing the wrong things and therefore, not getting the results they seek.
Below are Read More
A lot has changed in the business world since 2007, but perhaps what’s changed the most is how rapidly customer service expectations have risen. As customers evolve, your customer service has to keep pace. Just how are customers’ expectations changing?
Customer2020, a new study from Accenture (PDF Read More
An important key to business success is managing cash flow so you have enough money on hand to pay bills when they come due.
In order to do this, you need to budget for expenses, and expect to have unexpected (or not so obvious) costs.
Below are some hidden costs that can drain your cash — unless Read More
Nowadays, we can be productive literally anywhere — on vacation, out to lunch, relaxing on a park bench or at your favorite restaurant. You can also use your time out of the office to refresh yourself and renew your spirit, both of which contribute to creativity and increased productivity. Read More
Though many believe that WordPress is the best solution to use when building your small business website, it’s not a panacea that fits ever company’s needs. Fortunately, there are many small business alternatives to WordPress. Read More
Facebook has been increasing the priority of video sharing over the last year. And many of the videos shared come from YouTube.
But this creates a bit of a problem for the producers of those videos. Once a video is downloaded from YouTube and uploaded to Facebook, the video’s creators no longer re Read More
While you may have a large-scale idea for a new business, sometimes it’s better to take just a small segment of your plan and focus on starting your business on a small level. If this is your first business, you may want to target an endeavor that will help you build skills without wiping out your Read More

Three Key Voluntary Policies for Women

Today 4 in 10 women are the sole or primary breadwinners for their families,¹ and they do more than twice the amount …
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Daniel Kehrer @140Main Leads the Way for SMBs

Daniel Kehrer has spent his career as a thought leader and in the trenches as an expert in small business and digital … More
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